Definition of goverment
1. government [ n ] the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
Examples: "the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The grand_jury commented on a number of other topics , among them the Atlanta and Fulton_County purchasing_departments which it said `` are well operated and follow generally accepted practices which inure to the best interest of both governments '' .
He feels , therefore , that to seek a discontinuity in the arms policy of the United_States is the least risky path our government can take .
The Macmillan government might be willing to let him go , but he has been dead seventy-eight years and even the Soviet morticians could not make him look presentable .
(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
These are becoming more_and_more available through the work of counties and other government agencies .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
In_addition to this the U._S. Civil_Service_Bureau , when examining applicants for government positions as interior_designers , expects that `` when various needed objects are not obtainable on the market he will design them .Synonyms government authorities regime Related Terms polity state court federal_government state_government palace empire local_government downing_street papacy ancien_regime government-in-exile pupet_regime legislature division executive judiciary government_officials government_department administration judiciary
2. government [ n ] the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
Examples: "tyrannical government"
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Will advances in human sciences help us build social_structures and governments which will enable us to cope_with people as_effectively_as the primitive combination of protein and nucleic_acid built a structure of molecules which enabled it to adapt to a sea of molecular interaction ?Synonyms government Related Terms system
3. government [ n ] the act of governing; exercising authority
Examples: "regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"
(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)
Man , through democratic institutions of government and economic freedom , was master of his destiny .
It was merely a rationalization and ordering of new institutions of popular government .
Government itself was based upon contract ; business_organization - the corporation - was analyzed in contractual terms ; trade was based on freedom of contract , and money was lent and borrowed on contractual terms ; even marriage and the family was seen as a contractual arrangement .Synonyms government government_activity governance governing Related Terms social_control legislation trust_busting misgovernment office land_reform politics progressive anarchy paternalism manifesto price-fixing bounty destabilisation protest_march allegiant federal event_planner devolution zero_coupon_bond minimalist unitary squandermania govern
4. government [ n ] the study of government of states and other political unitsSynonyms politics political_science government Related Terms social_science geopolitics practical_politics side civilization assassin Soviets politics conspiracy demonstration turbulence mugwump muckraker regular war_chest catechism patronage nominating_address combination coattails_effect terrorist mandate bolt